Edith Piaf

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Island Moving Co. and friends

Island Moving Co. in Newport is nothing if not supportive of other dance companies and choreographers, having worked with many from far (Colin Connor) and near (Colleen Cavanaugh) over their 28-year history.
A great group effort
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 29, 2011

Conflict or what?

With Passover just around the corner, I detected a decidedly non-kosher element in the Other Paper on Monday.
The Journal takes out an ad; siding with Keith; mad about Phoebe
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  April 15, 2011

Play by play: November 6, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, November 6, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 06, 2009

Play by play: October 30, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays around town
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2009

Play by play: October 23, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, October 23, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 23, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
This week's theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 16, 2009


Review: Séraphine

The old chestnut about suffering for one's art finds new life in Martin Provost's wrenching bio-pic of Séraphine Louis, the "Modern Primitive," as critic Wilhelm Uhde insisted on calling her.
Provost paints a true tortured artist
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 31, 2009

Under her skin

Who is Laurel Casey? If you figure her out, let her know. She’d love to learn that too.
Laurel Casey is back in town
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2008

Le Central

Le Central’s décor, like its menu, is a mix of bistro fare with updates on French classics.
A winning French touch in Bristol
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 09, 2008

Jill Aigrot

There’s no CD booklet, and in her acknowledgments, Aigrot thanks Olivier Gahan . Tant pis .
Words of Love | LML Music
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 04, 2008


The notion of confining entries to 10 minutes seems arbitrary — why not four choreographers doing 20-minute dances?
'Ten's the Limit' at the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 22, 2008


The Oscars go to Hell

Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008

Flower power

As I write this, I’m listening to the newest Jeanne Mas CD, The Missing Flowers .
The return of Jeanne Mas
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  January 14, 2008

Words in action

Have you ever had one of those dreams where a lot of wacky things don’t make much sense, but your psyche is having such a good time pumping them out that you wake up shaking your head laughing?
Wild Porcelain lives up to its name
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 04, 2007

Silver lining

“It’s truly a celebration of IMC — the feats and defeats that they’ve gone through,” Bolger reiterated.
Island Moving Co. celebraates its 25th year
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 10, 2007
Ma Vie en RoseList

La Môme|La Vie en Rose

As Piaf, Marion Cotillard is a lioness in the guise of a bird, with large, luminescent eyes that serve as windows into the singer’s troubled soul.
A wonder of a bio-pic in lush, matted reds
By TOM MEEK  |  June 13, 2007


The girls of summer

It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007

Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle is about as French as a bag of “freedom fries.”
Voilà | Rykodisc
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  May 01, 2007

Future past

Why not sing the past as if it were the future and not the past?
Ute Lemper, Berklee Performance Center, March 10, 2007
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  March 12, 2007

Identity crisis

It’s easy to hate 02138 , the Harvard-centric magazine whose second issue comes out later this week.
02138  searches for its voice
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 13, 2006

Madeleine Peyroux

It's a retro soundscape of acoustic guitars and bass, brushes playing jazz-shuffle rhythms, vintage keyboards, and Peyroux’s lazy Billie Holiday croon.
Half The Perfect World | Rounder
By JON GARELICK  |  October 24, 2006



He’s a tough kind of flâneur, and the love that’s his almost-exclusive subject doesn’t come easily.
Charles Aznavour, the Opera House, September 21, 2006
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 22, 2006

They have MySpace in heaven, right?

A few Thursdays ago, Larry Dobie left his daughter, äRRiel, a message on her MySpace page.
Inevitably, the social-networking site has become a virtual graveyard
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  March 28, 2006

Living history

A one-person, multi-character show can be a lesson in psychology as well as dynamic theater when it’s done well.
Nehassaiu deGannes’s Door of No Return  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 09, 2006